Apple is Working on Redesigned iPad With Slimmer Bezels, No Home Button, Face ID for 2018 [Report]

Posted November 8, 2017 at 8:08pm by iClarified · 8536 views

Apple is working on a redesigned iPad with slimmer bezels, no Home button, and Face ID for release in 2018, according to a new Bloomberg report. The new tablet is not expected to feature an OLED display.

At least one new iPad model with a screen size similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is planned to include Face ID for unlocking the device, making payments, and sending animated emojis. The feature would replace the iPad home button that has come with a fingerprint scanner since 2014, one of the people said. The updated tablet is expected to be released later next year, a little more than a year after the last major iPad Pro upgrade, the people said.

Removing the Home button will let Apple significantly reduce the size of the bezel at the top and bottom of the device, making it look more like the new iPhone X.

We've mocked up what the new iPad could look like below. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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